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Prysmian Group in the UK

Prysmian Group is made up of the Draka and Prysmian brands - over 100 years of manufacturing in the UK.  More recently, Prysmian Group has acquired General Cable Corporation of America and are now included as part of our Group.

In the UK we have more than 1100 employees which includes graduates, students, apprentices, engineering, production and administration staff - to name a few. To find out more about our UK sites click here.

In addition, we are very proud of the family connections we have with many generations of families, students and apprentices:  Our graduate student scheme which involves full time work placement and university/work placement has been very successful with many students retained and employed full time.  Further success’ are with our apprentices of whom there are many achieving NVQ and degree level qualifications over two/three/four year schemes.

Developing standards and improving life safety in buildings:

Our Engineers are on many industry technical committees using their expertise to improve standards, develop fire strategy procedures and produce safer, more robust products and safer buildings.

At Bishopstoke we have a world leading modern test facility that is a centre of excellence within the Prysmian Group world-wide and we support many of our international affiliates in developing materials and products for their own markets and customers.

It is necessary for Prysmian to work collaboratively with industry to develop these standards, procedures and products to ensure a safer world for us all.  We welcome feedback about products and how we might change or improve, please talk us if you have any ideas you feel would benefit your projects and our industry.

By specifying Prysmian products, you support all the above.

It’s more than just a product you are specifying

A Brief Overview Of Prysmian's History

Entrance to the old Southampton factory
Testing in the old Southampton site
A laying up machine in the Southampton Factory
Aerial view of the Southampton site
Aerial view of the current head office of Prysmian UK
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